TAKE NOTE: 2023 Commencement – May 6, 2023
Huntingdon College Kingswood Initiative Campus Activities and Leadership Program (CALP)
Huntingdon College seeks dynamic, spirited women and men committed to service as campus leaders and to engagement in student activities. Students accepted into the Kingswood Initiative Campus Activities and Leadership Program (CALP) will have a four-year experience serving in campus organizations, developing their leadership skills, designing and implementing student activities, and working alongside the Dean of Students, the Office of Student Development, and the Office of College and Alumni Relations.
Huntingdon celebrates the ability of our student population to be involved in a host of clubs and organizations and to build resumes reflecting college leadership roles as students prepare to be leaders in their communities and in their career fields. Students in the Campus Activities and Leadership Program will find their niche in several organizations individually and will work collectively to advance the engagement of the student body in campus activities. Interested students should demonstrate a strong and consistent experience as leaders in clubs and organizations while in high school; possess a high degree of school spirit; and have a willingness to make campus involvement the cornerstone of their Huntingdon experience outside of the classroom. Applications for the Campus Activities and Leadership Program will be reviewed by the Office of Student Development. Strong candidates for the program will be invited to interview with the Huntingdon College Dean of Students.
Acceptance into the CALP carries a $16,000 scholarship (for students entering in fall 2023), renewable for a total of four years, with the following expectations:
- Freshman year —participation in at least two campus organizations; participation in the Freshman Leadership Initiative; and service as a cohort leader under the leadership of the Director of Student Activities to help plan and implement campus activities.
- Sophomore year —participation in at least three campus organizations; service as a cohort leader under the leadership of the Director of Student Activities to help plan and implement community service projects for the campus community.
- Junior year —participation in at least three campus organizations with expectations of a significant leadership role in at least one organization; attendance at campus activities; and service alongside a campus director, such as the Director of Residential Communities, the Director of the Center for Career and Vocation (CCV), or the Director of Alumni Engagement, to broaden their leadership talents on campus and advance programming for each of these departments.
- Senior year — participation in at least three campus organizations with expectations of a significant leadership role in at least one, such as service as chair or co-chair of the Campus Activities Board, chair or co-chair of the Community Service Board, or specialization serving alongside a campus director, such as the Director of Residential Communities, the Director of the CCV, or the Director of Alumni Engagement.
- All CALP students will be expected to maintain a four-year journal of campus involvement, events attended, and lessons learned throughout their engagement in student organizations, activities, and campus departments. A copy of journal entries for each year will be expected by the last day of the spring semester.
Depending on the skillset, talents, and interests of students in the CALP, students could receive alternate assignments in a given year to satisfy the credit toward certificate completion.
Eligibility for Consideration:
Note: Because of the time commitment involved in this program, the CALP is not open to students who are involved in intercollegiate athletic teams, ESports, the Presidential Fellows Program, dance, cheer, or band.
To be considered for the CALC, a student must:
- Be an incoming full-time freshman;
- Apply and be admitted to Huntingdon College without conditions;
- Complete the CALP Application and submit it, along with a resume that includes the student’s leadership and involvement in high school and/or community activities.
Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until all CALP spaces are awarded.